The seventh Welwyn Garden City Tournament will be held on Saturday 25th March 2017, at the Bridge Room Gosling Sports Park, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL8 6XE by kind permission of the Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club.
The format will now revert to 3 rounds McMahon with 60 minutes and 20/5 overtime. There is however much less time pressure than in previous years.
The projected timetable will be as follows:
|9:00 to 9:45||Registration|
|10:00 to 12:00||Round 1|
|12:00 to 13:30||Lunch|
|13:30 to 15:30||Round 2|
|16:00 to 18:00||Round 3|
The basic entry fee will be £13 or £10 for concessions. There is an early bird discount of £3 if booked on or before 11th March. There is a £3 supplement for players not members of the BGA.
There is a late entry fee of £5 if booked on the day.
Prizes will be given to the overall winner and to all players scoring 2½ or more out of 3. At the discretion of the organisers some additional prizes may be given to other players who have won 2 games or who have otherwise distinguished themselves, depending on numbers.
During the morning tea and coffee and biscuits will be available from the Bridge Club facilities for a small charge.
From midday the bar will be open and quality tea and coffee will be available from there, as well as soft and alcoholic drinks.
There will be a buffet lunch available in the Bridge Room. It will cost £11 per head. Alternatively there is the Stanborough pub close by or local shops. A limited range of sandwiches are available in the bar or lunches are available in an adjacent building in the sports park. Please note that you must book at least 1 week in advance if you want the buffet lunch.
All entrants are invited to join us for dinner after the tournament at a venue to be chosen.